“Friendly’s Fire” by John Patrick Bray

Theatre, Workshop Production

A drugged veteran makes a journey in his bathtub to have a reckoning with Santa Claus. His friend, dressed as an astronaut, joins him, in order to unravel the events of the night before.

Running time: 100 mins (w/10 min intermission)
Rating: Adults Only
Cost: $5 at door (or All Access Pass)


  • Thursday ~ 8:00pm ~ UGA Fine Arts Building (Cellar Theater)

FEATURING: Scotty Gannon, Fred Galyean, April Boyer Brown, Tom Von Dohlen, Jordan Richards, and Melanie Sheahan
AUTHOR: John Patrick Bray
DIRECTOR: Dina Canup
STAGE MANAGER: Chanel Pinnock
CREW: Maddie Walsh and Nate Byrd
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Athens Playwrights Workshop and the UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies


In a cabin in Alaska, Guy Friendly, a Gulf War veteran and bee-herder, has just had a tooth stolen during casual sex. His best friend Todd, a pawn-shop owner dressed as an astronaut, finds Friendly in a fevered state. Trapped by the snow, Todd has little choice but enter Friendly’s fevered dream, to unravel the events of the night before – and the events of the Gulf War that led Friendly to becoming a shut-in.

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photos by Dina Canup


The Athens Playwrights’ Workshop is a writer-centered playwriting group that meets every other Monday evening during the academic year. We have developed plays that have been produced by student groups at UGA and beyond. Our members include students, faculty, staff, and community members.

John Patrick Bray is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia. He has had numerous productions and publications. He is the Vice Chair for the Professional Division of the Georgia Theatre Conference, an Equity Membership Candidate, and a member of The Dramatists’ Guild of America, Inc.

UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies Link: http://www.drama.uga.edu/event/1785/friendly-s-fire-by-john-patrick-bray

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